Itsuwaribito, Volume 1

Itsuwaribito, Volume 1

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by Yuuki Iinuma
     
 

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Utsuho's truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there's no way Utsuho's going to lead an honest life! Instead, he's going to use his talents for mischief and

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Utsuho's truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there's no way Utsuho's going to lead an honest life! Instead, he's going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good!

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—A young charlatan decides to tell lies in order to save people's lives in this shonen manga. As a child, Utsuho told the truth to a group of bandits, leading to the deaths of his family members, and he has pledged never to speak honestly again. But when bandits take away his second home and kill the man who raised him, he decides that he can lie to protect people, and he pledges to become an itsuwaribito, or a master thief. After being joined by a super-cute tanuki (a racoonlike animal in Japanese folklore), Utsuho takes on other itsuwaribito, who destroy lives rather than saving them. The action and fast-talking are sure to be a hit, but the combination of graphic violence and the hyper-cute sidekick is somewhat off-putting. Manga readers who like adventure, especially through trickery, will enjoy the protagonist's continual lies, and the cliff-hanger ending will bring fans back for volume two. It's a solid beginning for a new series, but not a stand-out, and as such is only needed in libraries where readers can never get enough manga.—Alana Joli Abbott, formerly at James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421562209
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Series:
Itsuwaribito Series , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
518,402
File size:
83 MB
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